“What is sadhana? It’s a committed prayer. It is something which you want to do, have to do, and which is being done by you. … Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best.” ~ Yogi Bhajan5. Be practical. If you’ve only got 10 minutes, you’ve only got 10 minutes. When yoga master Mark Whitwell is encouraging students to begin a daily practice, he recommends just 7 minutes a day.
“Do your practice actually and practically, but not obsessively.” ~ Mark Whitwell6. Try to do it at the same time every day. If you do something at the same time every day, your body-mind begins to prepare for it before you’ve even started. This makes it a heckuva lot easier to settle into it. It also means you’ll probably start to crave it.
You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself.But we can’t banish guilt. Because what we resist persists. It’s there. Let’s notice that. Let’s accept it. Let’s feed it some loving-kindness. And then let’s see if the guilt gently fades away.